Banner day for Brazil’s Marta
Marta scores her record 15th World Cup goal in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Marta scored her 15th career women’s World Cup goal to become the all-time leader in tournament history, leading Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Montreal on Tuesday.
The five-time world player of the year scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to put Brazil up 2-0, allowing her to break a tie with Germany’s Birgit Prinz in career goals.
Marta’s penalty came af- ter Formiga was fouled by South Korea’s So-hyun Cho inside the box, and she sent the penalty into the lower left corner of the goal for the record score.
Formiga had Brazil’s first goal in the Group E game, and the 37-year-old became the oldest player to score in tournament history — doing so in her sixth World Cup.
Costa Rica 1, Spain 1: Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno’s first-half goal gave Costa Rica a draw in Montreal in the World Cup debut for both teams.
Rodriguez scored in the 14th minute off a centering pass from Katherine Alvarado, one minute after Vicky Losada put Spain ahead in a Group E game. Spain controlled the possession for much of the second half.
France 1, England 0: Eugenie Le Sommer scored her first World Cup goal and France won a Group F game in rainy Moncton, Canada.
Le Sommer scored her 45th career international goal in the 29th minute.
Gaetane Thiney forced a turnover by England and Le Sommer won the loose ball, took two touches and hammered in a shot from 20 yards.
France has owned the se- ries between the clubs, having not lost to England since 1974. France beat England in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup on penalty kicks.
Colombia 1, Mexico 1: Daniela Montoya’s booming goal from outside the penalty area in the 82nd minute helped Colombia earn a draw in Moncton in a Group F game.
Veronica Perez put Mexico up 1-0 in the 35th minute, turning after a corner kick and firing a right-footed shot that Colombian goalkeeper Castano Cardoso Derly Stefany was unable to keep from just crossing the line.
BRAZIL’S MARTA (10) and South Korea’s Kim Doyeon chase the ball in the second half.